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Say Hey, Snow-riders - Big Sky has so much SNOW to be thankful for opening T-day weekend in this '09-10 season! What a blast it was these past four days rekindling old friendships with so many of our favorite runs! Thursday and Friday were incredible pow-ey and carve-y days as snow-riders visited the old haunts in the Bowl and off Challenger lift. Fresh face-shots to Home for tellying out to the Exit chute for the season-opener ... by Friday the Turkey Traverse was fast enough for boarders to go most of the way out there too. Never Sweat offered a 2-turn mini-Coulair rolling into a dog-leg half-pipe of sorts with absolutely astounding snow coverage. All over the Bowl, the lines were easy, deep and fun!
The skier-compaction effect was needed over on most of the Challenger runs ... and hundreds of us were happy to help out... although it was a bit sketchy getting into 17 Green ... once there, the turns were fabulous. The Moonlight run got a good workout ... well deserved with the coverage which was mostly perfection ... and delightful for the first weekend. Kudos to Mother Nature and the crews from Ops to Patrol for a top-notch opener ... I especially enjoyed taking in a Scenic off the Tram and eyeing the Tetons in all their splendor from 175 miles away!
And then it hit!! Friday night's snow-fall left 4 to 6 inches of fresh powder over all of it!! On Saturday morning, snow-riders began the serious push into the trees and into their favorite spots. With the opening of the Highway, many of the runs off Challenger remained lightly traveled ... the light winds kept treks to the north re-freshed. Powder ruled the day everywhere you traveled! Good ol' Calamity Jane and Mr. K offered speedy turns. Upper Morningstar and Gun Mount have incredible coverage and made for some nice "top to bottom" longer runs. Perfect temps and mostly sunny skies made for excellent skiing all weekend long ... by the time a nearly cloudless Sunday rolled around my muscle memory was restored and so were the dreams of another fantastic season!!
With freq-week in force there's lots of snow in the forecast, so . . .
Let's Ride the Sky!